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Oxford : A Pocket Miscellany

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* Which Prime Minister holds an Oxford beer drinking record? * Which Oxford academic ate the heart of King Louis IV? * Which Pope came from Oxford? From the momentous to the outlandish, this book is packed full of fun facts about Oxford. With photographs, drawings and cartoons, intriguing information and little-known, weird and often hilarious trivia, it is a highly entertaining guide to where you are, what to look out for now you're here, and how on earth all this came to be. Dip in and celebrate! From famous quotes about the city to local people's likes and dislikes, it's all here in this addictive little book.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 108 x 172 x 10mm | 181.44g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752460269
  • 9780752460260

About Paul Sullivan

Paul Sullivan is a full-time writer who lives in Oxford. A specialist in folklore with many books to his name, he also researched, wrote, and presented a weekly festivals and customs guide for BBC Radio 5 in the 1990s. Moving to Oxford, he worked part-time in The Museum of Oxford in order to absorb the history of the area, reading widely, studying the museum's collection, and visiting as many of the city's celebrated sites and events as possible. When time allows, he moonlights as a semi-professional folk singer.show more

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